Next are just my Before and Afters....everyone loves those. :)
BEFORE: The color of our place isn't awful.....It's a nice neutral. but we have a lower level apartment and we wanted to make sure to have as much as light as possible. Lighter paint definitely helps that. You can see my paint samples on the wall. The left is BEHR Silver Drop, and BEHR Swiss Coffee. I decided that as much as I LOVE light grays, if I was adding gold on top of this I thought it would just look like the wall was dirty, which ......so I went with the Swiss Coffee White.
Progress, I did the lazy ass painter thing and just put everything in the middle of the room and painted around it. Almost broke a few wine glasses with the roller on the long pole, but they survived! Ahem, ignore the other things that make it messy!
AHHHHHHH! That's better! Already lighter! Next up, "Wall Paper"
The painting took one day from start to finish and the stencil/paint pen wall paper took the next day to complete. With the painting and the paint pens the whole thing cost me under 70ish bucks and makes it pop! I think it really gives our dining room some character and definitely a ton more light, you can tell from the living room walls on the sides.